Welcome to the forum, retired Navy here, first let me say, thanks for serving our country. Second, I have been on a few forums, this is the only one I still frequent, great people, a lot of knowledge, and a genuine willingness to help. Post your questions, and answers/advice will surely come.
Welcome to fly fishing as well, nothing like fishing with friends and family. My dad is coming to visit in a few days and we are going to fish somewhere (weather permitting) I look forward to seeing him, but I also look forward to fishing with him even if it is just for an hour or so, best of both worlds kind of thing in my mind.